Bass Pro Shops joins Orvis in the sale of log cabins via catalogs, according to DMNews. This is an interesting way to differentiate yourself from all of the other businesses targeting middle and upper-income Americans. The gross margins can't be bad either.
Many of you may not be aware that selling homes via mail order is a concept that is a hundred years old. Sears, which amazingly placed catalogs in one out of every four homes back in 1908, sold homes via catalogs.
The article is worth reading, proving yet again that Multichannel Marketing has been around for a century, proving this is not some new, mysterious concept.
April 11, 2007
January 08, 2007
Steve Rubel at Micro Persuasion shares with us that Sears has joined other retailers in setting up shop in Second Life. This isn't an announcement about a sexy brand like Starbucks. This is Sears. Two year ago, could you have imagined this happening? Our world is changing.